What to wear this spring

Now that spring has sprung (Michigan’s version of spring, anyway), warm weather is fast approaching, too. ‘Tis the season of flirty florals, pretty pastels and all things demure. The status quo just won’t cut it in your closet. So how can you jazz up the spring ensemble without losing that classic appeal you know and love? Easy. Here’s what you need to know when adding a little ooh-la-la to your outfit.

Classy IS Sassy

Vamping it up doesn’t mean letting it all hang out. Classic A-line silhouettes and flowy fabrics that skim the body will leave you feeling pretty, but not “Pretty Woman.” This MaxMara Studio sleeveless dress is a chic choice that will accentuate your figure.

Color Me Adventurous

Pastel hues are synonymous with spring. Like all rules, though, this one was meant to be broken. Well-behaved fashionistas rarely make history, ladies (think Coco Chanel circa 1926). This look takes the traditional soft pinks and creams of the typical dress and enhances it with a modern twist by brightening the colors and adding a splash of gold.

“I’m fair skinned and I always feel washed out in light, pastel colors. Wearing bright pinks and blues is my favorite way to dress up,” junior Amanda LaCroix said.

This River Island trench coat will be your new spring favorite long after brunch has ended. Pair it with a classic yellow rain boot and you’ll be begging for April showers.


Move over diamonds, the nude heel is girls’ new best friend. No lady should be without this closet staple. Perfect for spring festivities, this pair by Coach will have friends and family alike asking the age-old question, “Where did she get those shoes?” An added plus, nude heels help elongate the leg, and who couldn’t use an inch or two, am I right or am I right?

“I would be lost without my nude pumps. I wear them all the time because they can be dressy or laid back. You can’t go wrong,” junior Mary Brinker said.

Banner easter clothes

Merging elements of springs past with trendy, in the now pieces is the perfect way for the modern gal to rock a classic style. The grass and you’re girlfriends will be green with envy this spring when you step out in this girly glam look.